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Tech Meets Soccer: Could VAR Change the Game Forever?

Tech Meets Soccer: Could VAR Change the Game Forever?

IFAB (International Football Association Board) approved a new type of referee to feature in soccer matches to work in tandem with the on-field referee.

Within the last year, IFAB (International Football Association Board) have approved a new type of referee to feature in soccer matches to work in tandem with the on-field referee, a move which could potentially change the game forever. The Sports Techie community blog is in agreement with this game-changing decision towards the inclusion of more technologies to help get calls right...

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It’s about Time we Let Technology Tell the Truth in Football

I can still remember that gloomy afternoon when England lost to Germany in the 2010 World Cup, I had just launched the Sports Techie community blog. Surely that Lampard shot was over the line!  There’s plenty more stories where that comes from, though that Geoff Hurst shot in the 1966 World Cup Final was miles over the line, wasn’t it?

It took the world of football until 2012 to finally agree on introducing goal-line technology and not a moment too soon. Finally we do have the goal-line technology that answers the question of whether a goal is indeed a goal or not.  About time too I hear you screaming “and why has it taken so long?”

Hawk-Eye goal-line technology uses cameras

Changing History

We may well jest about ...

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Sports Tech And The Future Of Football

“Sports Technology And The Future Of Football”

Soccer is a wonderful game and it’s the most popular team sport on the planet but for reasons unknown, it is for sure the most sports tech phobic of all. Fans like me understand the need to integrate technology into games as best as possible to help human official decide play outcomes, rule decisions and unsportsmanlike penalties, to name of few case uses. Then there is the ‘old school’ fan like my Dad that truly believe the human element is a critical component of sports that needs to stay in place no matter what.  Club Football Online created an infographic titled, “Technology And The Future Of Football” to shine light on this important topic...

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New Synthetic Turf Pitch At UK School For Football And Rugby Matches, FIFA World Cup Lawsuit Podcast

New Synthetic Turf Pitch At UK School For Football And Rugby Matches, FIFA World Cup Lawsuit Podcast - Sports Techie blog

New Synthetic Turf Pitch At UK School For Football And Rugby Matches, FIFA World Cup Lawsuit Podcast – Sports Techie blog

New Synthetic Turf Pitch At UK School For Football And Rugby Matches, FIFA World Cup Lawsuit Podcast

A brand new synthetic turf has been installed at by the Langton Grammar School for Boys that’s been approved by the International Rugby Board (IRB) and Football Association (FA). The sports tech product known as MXSi TLT, is a Synthetic Turf and Football Pitch (STP) created for improved sliding and tackling while keeping the durability of the product intact. Perhaps the best feature is its ability to improve game performance via a more consistent ball bounce, rolling speed of balls and better shock absorption...

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Sports Technology Making A Difference At FIFA World Cup Brazil, Tennis And Sport Worldwide

Goal-line Technology by GoalControl at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

Goal-line Technology by GoalControl at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil – image via GoalControl

Sports Technology Making A Difference At FIFA World Cup Brazil, Tennis And Sport Worldwide

Sports Tech is a game-changer, a fact that has morphed global sport with complementary products, systems and solution at the highest professional and collegiate levels. My latest iQ by Intel contribution: How Tech Helps Eliminate Ref Errors at the World Cup and Beyond http://mvb.me/s/40a2fd – touches on the impact sports tech such as goal-line technology has made by being absent and now as an integral part of the history of football, tennis and cricket, worldwide. The NFL, NHL, and NBA are sports tech users, and now MLB and FIFA are too, bravo to all.

The FIFA 2014 World Cup official glt by GoalControl works as a soccer game-changer.

The FIFA 2014 World Cup official glt by GoalControl wor...

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